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Politics 2004

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#1 Ro-Astarte

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 07:15 PM

Take the test first. The Political Compass posits a  four position "compass" combining the economic Left/Right and social Authoritarian/Libertarian continuums.

I fell about where I would have guessed. ( I took the test before reading the rest of the website, as they suggest).

Go, check it out and tell what you think. Are you where you thought you were on the compass? Surprised by who's not so far away?

For the record, I scored on the Left/Libertarian quad.

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 07:26 PM

Same here Ro - interesting to find myself in company with Mandela and the Dali Lama. I kinda figured to find my self around Bush and company on the diagonal...but there were a number of questions that none of the four answers fit...
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Posted 27 July 2004 - 07:33 PM

Left/Libertarian

Economic Left/Right: -7.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.41
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Posted 27 July 2004 - 07:51 PM

Left-libertarian for me, too, but I think the test is constructed in such a way that no one could end up in the center.

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 08:31 PM

I ended up almost in the center which surprised me.  I am just slightly right/libertarian.  That's the quadrant I expected to be in, but I thought I'd be further from the center.

Economic Left/Right: 1.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.79

Interesting test.

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 08:41 PM

Economic Left/Right: -2.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.05

So left libertarian for me too.....but fairly close to the center :)
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Posted 27 July 2004 - 09:49 PM

Here's mine

Economic Left/Right: -1.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.62

It seems to be about the same as that other political compass test I took. I really wish they had a "don't know" or "neutral" option on that thing and a few questions felt like versions of the classic question about when did you stop beating your wife but I guess it was okay.
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Posted 27 July 2004 - 10:33 PM

Economic Left/Right: -5.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.36

In company w/ Gandhi...

but some of these questions didn't have adequate options... some of them I would agree with in certain circumstances but wouldn't agree with in others. *sigh*

For example, the last question: " It's fine for society to be open about sex, but these days it's going too far. "

Open educationally, and w/ friends/etc, yes. Do we need people to have their buts hanging out of their shorts, talking crassly/rudely about sex? Not that often please :p

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 11:57 PM

Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -4.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.33

Some of the questions could have been answered more thoroughly had their been more detail involved, and I was a little surprised at where I was placed - but I'm not disappointed, after all, Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama make pretty good company (Edit: err, I think... :blink:)! :D

Edited by ZipperInt, 28 July 2004 - 12:03 AM.

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#10 Ro-Astarte

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 12:01 AM

They do explain in the FAQ on the site why they did what they did with the questions. I think it's defensible, and mainly this is a good starting point for discussion. Not pigeonholing oneself.

There were some I wasn't really 100% on my answer, but did give the closest approximation I could.

#11 UoR11

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 12:41 AM

I'm pretty much with Milton Friedman, though a little more libertarian...can't remember the exact numbers, my brother had me take it a couple of days ago.
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Posted 28 July 2004 - 01:38 AM

Authoritarian Left  :eek2:

Economic -2.38
Social   2.67

in the neighbourhood of  Pope John Paul II

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#13 Kevin Street

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 01:53 AM

Economic Left/Right: -5.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.26

I'm drifting closer to the lower left corner than the last time we took this test. :unsure: But at least the company is nice there. :)
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Posted 28 July 2004 - 02:11 AM

Left Libertarian

Economic Left/Right: -5.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.87

My dot is right between Nelson and the Dalai Lama.
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Posted 28 July 2004 - 02:15 AM

Economic Left/Right: -6.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.56

Nearest Mandela, I guess.  I can live with that ;)
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#16 Robert Hewitt Wolfe

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 03:03 AM

Geeze, is everyone who takes that test Libertarian/Left?  Where are all you Authoritarian/Righties?

Economic Left/Right: -4.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.90

Pretty much what I expected, though honestly I would've ranked myself even more Libertarian and a bit less Economically Left.  I guess that's what I get for strongly agreeing with the idea that writers and artists are more important than business folks.  :cool:

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#17 UoR11

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 03:31 AM

Robert Hewitt Wolfe, on Jul 28 2004, 03:01 AM, said:

Geeze, is everyone who takes that test Libertarian/Left?  Where are all you Authoritarian/Righties?
Hey, I'm a Libertarian/Righty! Which, from the looks of the historical examples, makes me weird. So, at least we now know how I'm weird, if not why.
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#18 Godeskian

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 03:44 AM

I'm all the way south, on the Dalai Lama side of life.

so what does it say tha I filled in more 'strongly disagreed' than anything else when it came to contentious topics?;)

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 09:51 AM

Robert Hewitt Wolfe, on Jul 28 2004, 03:01 AM, said:

Geeze, is everyone who takes that test Libertarian/Left?  Where are all you Authoritarian/Righties?
I think the test is skewed to the left now by more than a bit.

Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: 1.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.51


I was somewhere in the 4 right range or even more over than that the last time I took it.
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#20 Mr. Synystyr

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 11:17 AM

About where I expected:

Economic Left/Right: -7.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.26

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